Once upon a time, many years ago, I used to keep a gratitude journal. It was simple, really. Every morning, I would wake up and right down something I was grateful for and it started my day on a positive note. Every night before bed, I would write something else that I was grateful for and this made for sweeter sleep (if I actually got some). Once a year we all give more thought to gratitude, as it is Thanksgiving in the United States.
My dear friend, Ruby, made a beautiful gratitude schpeal on Facebook this morning that brought me to tears. One of the first things she said was, “I’m thankful that I, unlike so many, have the luxury of sitting down at a computer, posting a status update on the internet, with a place to live, food to eat, and clean water to drink.” This is something I actually think about a great deal. There have been enough times in my life that I didn’t have those simple things that I genuinely appreciate them daily.
I think the simplest of things are often the things we take for granted the most. So, if not everyday, at least today, be grateful that you have so many simple luxuries in life, because let’s face it…as much as we all depend on it? The internet is a luxury and its one you and I both have, otherwise you wouldn’t be able to read the words I’ve written. So, thank YOU for reading and supporting my creative endeavors. May your holiday season, be filled with love and laughter. ♥